Thief takes over Facebook account

On Sept. 6, a visitor to Shuswap Lake Provincial Park had his cell phone taken after he inadvertently left it in a public washroom

  • Sep. 17, 2015 4:00 p.m.

On Sept. 6, a visitor to Shuswap Lake Provincial Park had his cell phone taken after he inadvertently left it in a public washroom. The phone was a One Plus One, model: A0001, black. The person who took the phone then accessed the victim’s Facebook account, and changed the password. Anyone with knowledge of this theft is asked to call the Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers.

Stolen plates

On Sept. 7, Chase RCMP received a report of stolen licence plates from a 2000 blue Volkswagen Golf in the North Shuswap.  The plate number is 313LTH (B.C.).

Call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers with information.

Blower walks off

On Sept. 4, Village of Chase maintenance workers were conducting operations in the park downtown on Shuswap Avenue, when a thief walked up to their pickup truck and stole a leaf-blower. Patrols were made in the area by Chase RCMP and the investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers.

Multiple lawnmower thief

On the evening of Sept. 8, someone entered the yard of a local hardware and building centre, cut a security cable and stole five lawnmowers that were on display outside.

Chase RCMP are continuing their investigation and request that anyone with information concerning this theft call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers.

Man charged with weapon offence

On Sept. 7, Chase RCMP responded to a distraught man who had told police dispatch that he planned to hurt his friend and then hurt police upon their attendance.

The inebriated man was found by police walking on the road near his residence, carrying a large knife in his waistband. He was arrested, held overnight at Chase Detachment and transported to Kamloops Law Courts. The suspect was charged with uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was released by the court on numerous conditions.

Breaking ‘substitute vehicle’ rules

On Sept. 8, Chase RCMP located a blue 1990 Toyota pickup parked on Highway 1, near Chase.

No licence plates were affixed to the truck; however, the registered owner was contacted.

He stated the truck had just been sold, and police located the new owner, who stated he was using the plates from his previous vehicle. Unfortunately, report police, the plates were not on the newly purchased vehicle, and no transfer/tax documents had been completed. Thus, the new owner had been driving without insurance and the vehicle was towed.

Chase RCMP remind vehicle owners that the use of licence plates on a ‘substitute vehicle’ can only be done in accordance with strict regulations established by the Motor Vehicle Branch and ICBC, which are stated on the back of the Transfer/Tax form (APV9T).

Thief app

On Sept. 5 about 10 a.m., Chase RCMP were dispatched to a report of theft from a vehicle at Roderick Haig Brown Park in Lee Creek.  The complainant stated he was pursuing a black Honda Civic with Manitoba plates after the driver, an older man, allegedly smashed a window and stole the complainant’s wife’s purse from his Toyota Tundra.

The suspect Honda left the area headed eastbound, and the complainant returned to the park to speak to the police officer.  While there, the officer received two more complaints of break-ins and purse thefts from vehicles at the park. One of the purses contained a cell phone with a locator app so it was activated. Sicamous officers found the vehicle in Canoe and the driver was arrested at the scene. Further checks showed that the Honda Civic was also stolen. Charged with four theft offences, flight from police and driving while prohibited was a 57-year-old Kamloops man.

Couple to court

On Sept. 9 about 9:45 p.m., a Chase RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop of a Dodge Grand Caravan on Brooke Drive in Chase.

The vehicle showed expired licence plates, and a check of the male driver and female passenger resulted in the driver being arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession of break-in instruments. He was issued tickets for no insurance and no driver’s licence, held in custody overnight, and transported to Kamloops Law Courts the next day. The female was arrested on an outstanding warrant and released at the scene on a promise to appear in court at a future date.